Mr. Stephen Harper, MP,
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
April 8, 2013
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
On June 10, Canada Post will be issuing a stamp honouring Benjamin Franklin Deputy Post Master General of the province of Quebec, now Canada.
This recognition goes to recognize the fat that Benjamin Franklin instituted the Canadian Postal Service from Montreal to Quebec and Trois Riviere, after his appointed by King George III in 1763, as Deputy Post Master General. Canada Post in honouring Benjamin Franklin is paying homage to a great American, and his achievements, such as the bifocal glasses, the Franklin Stove and the Rocking Chair, and lastly his discovery of the power of lightening by his experiment with a kite during a rain storm.
In the spirit of amity, Canada could also make a gesture of our long-lasting friendship with its neighbour by issuing a coin to honour Benjamin Franklin. Consider a $4.00 coin in keeping with his four achievements and being part of Canada's heritage as well.
It is well within your power Mr. Prime Minister to have the Royal Canadian Mint, issue such a coin to show the American people that our friendship goes beyond words, but is expressed in our deeds. In closing this letter, I hope that you will at the very least consider my idea.
Kenneth T. Tellis
- CC: The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
- Mr. Robert A. Peterson, Acting Director United States Mint.